Seduction of the Innocent

Seduction of the Innocent

Paperback Hard Case Crime Novels

By (author) Max Allan Collins, By (artist) Terry Beatty

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  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 201mm x 23mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 22 February 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0857687484
  • ISBN 13: 9780857687487
  • Illustrations note: 15 interior illustrations, in the style of the
  • Sales rank: 220,920

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It's 1954, and a critic has declared war on comic books, campaigning to get them banned - especially the scary, gory, bloody sort. But the would-be censor meets a violent end of his own - leaving his opponents in hot water. Can Jack Starr, private eye to the funny-book industry, and his beautiful boss Maggie, unravel the secret of Dr. Frederick's gruesome demise?

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Author information

Max Allan Collins is a prolific crime & thriller author, and also the literary executor of Mickey Spillane. Terry Beatty is an artist and sculptor whose work includes the Ms. Tree series and related titles Mike Mist and Johnny Dynamite, as well as inking DC's The Batman Strikes. He is also a teacher at the University of Minnesota.

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"Collins masterfully blends fact and fiction...transcends the historical thriller." - Jeffery Deaver "Violent and volatile and packed with sexuality...classic pulp fiction." -" USA Today" "Collins' witty, hard-boiled prose would make Raymond Chandler proud." -" Entertainment Weekly" "Max Allan Collins blends fact and fiction like no other writer." - Andrew Vachss "Collins makes it sound as though it really happened." - New York Daily News "Few people alive today can tell a story better than Max Allan Collins. SEDUCTION OF THE INNOCENT is a great, page-turning read that is beautiful to look at and serves as another proud addition to the Hard Case Crime library." - "Bookreporter " "A solid tale of crime, greed, and murder with a tasty dash of sequential art history in the mix." - "Fanboy Comics" "Everything I would ever want in a detective novel." - "Geek Hard" "When a book manages to keep me reading from beginning to end, I consider it a job well done, but when I sit there for hours on end reading because I can't put it down, that's when I consider a book truly good and Seduction of the Innocent falls happily in that second category." - "Geekenstein" "A fast read, hedged by a bevy of hilarious characters and culminating in a delicious 'whodunit.'" - "Noir Whale" "Any fan of noir, pulp fiction or comic books will appreciate Seduction of the Innocent." - "Pop Cults" "Hats off to Max Allan Collins for this phenomenally entertaining piece of historical fiction, and Terry Beatty, for the classic, inspired EC style art work." -" Comic Hype"